Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured

Need a tough off-road vehicle? Land Rover might have just the thing. The company has released a new variant of the popular four-wheel drive called the Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured.
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As the name suggests, this Discovery 4 is armoured. Quite heavily, too. The car was developed in conjunction with Centigon - a high-tech security company - and features steel plating and glazing to the extent that the car can withstand an explosion of up to 15kg worth of TNT within close proximity. There's protection all underneath the floor of the car as well so it can withstand the detonation of two DM51 hand grenades.

Because of all this heavy armour and plating, the car weighs a hefty 3550kg, so it needs a few upgrades in regards to the brakes and engine unit. The car comes with a more powerful LR 5.0-litre V8 engine providing enough acceleration potential to take the car from 0-100km/h in 10.6 seconds.

Stopping the outfit also puts a bit more pressure on the car's infrastructure. So the Discovery 4 Armoured comes equipped with six-piston front brake calipers clamping Alcon brake discs and four-piston calipers at the back. Land Rover says the Armoured will pull up just as effectively as the standard Discovery 4.

From the exterior it's hard to spot the difference, mainly because there is no immediate difference; it all looks pretty much the same. Nonetheless, every bit of protection plating has been blended in with the car's design and passes all European compliance standards.

This is what you call a tough off-roader; it's not only hunting rugged terrain, it's hunting explosions too.